3 Delicious Superfood Smoothie Recipes

When I want to give my body the most nutrient-rich, life-giving foods, I reach for “superfoods.”

These special gifts from nature offer many more benefits that just fuel for my body.

Superfoods are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and other plant-based foods that provide the human body with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as phytonutrients that go above and beyond simply feeding our cells.

Superfoods contain beneficial compounds like antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and anti-aging substances. The Earth’s most treasured foods that quality for superfood status help prevent cellular degeneration, and assist in curing illness and disease.

Superfoods that Heal

I love to incorporate superfoods like acerola cherry, maca, cacao, spirulina, and coconut oil into shakes, trail mixes, and even raw desserts. Superfoods also easily find their way into delicious cereals, salads, and raw entrees.

Okay, yes I add them to everything!

Here is a secret of mine………

I add kelp to almost everything I do. It is so easy to slip in unnoticed!!!!

Many superfoods come from the land, and a few are obtained from the sea. Regardless of their origin, science and research proves that these potent healing foods help to fight cancer, support good cardiovascular health, and regulate the body’s systems.

 

Some beneficial superfoods include:

  • Maca (raw) – helps reduce stress and keep hormones balanced
  • Cacao (raw) – acts as an antioxidant, lowering the risk of developing certain cancers
  • Almonds (raw) – a source of healthy, monounsaturated fat and protein
  • Coconut oil (raw, expeller-pressed) – rich in lauric acid, an antimicrobial and antiviral compound
  • Cashews (raw) – full of oleic acid, which helps prevent heart disease
  • Spirulina – one of the only plant sources of Vitamin B12
  • Bee pollen – thought of as a “complete” food source, harboring every nutritional element that the human body needs for survival/li>
  • Berries (raw) – an antioxidant-rich food that helps to reduce cholesterol and combat free radicals

This short list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the vast supply of superfoods that the planet provides for our wellbeing.

Add some of these superfoods into juices, smoothies, cereals, and desserts:

 

  • Goji berries
  • Acai berries
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Lucuma
  • Camu Camu
  • Noni
  • Honey

 

For your convenience we have chosen an assortment of  books for smoothies ,  blenders and raw foods .

To get you started, here are three delicious, raw superfood smoothie recipes that allow the body to flourish. I find that consuming these wonderful foods makes my soul sing as well…

 

 

 

Superfood Protein Shake
Author: renewedlivinginc.com/recipes
This superfood shake is so filling that I eat it for lunch as a meal. It’s filled with vital nutrients like protein, potassium, iron, calcium, and heart-healthy fats. It offers the body a whopping dose of antioxidants from the goji berries and cacao.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw almond milk
  • 2 frozen organic bananas
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, soaked
  • ¼ cup goji berries (3 to 4 reserved for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon raw cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon raw coconut shreds (for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon organic raw cacao nibs (for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon raw Brazil nuts, ground fine (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (except garnishes) in a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with goji berries, coconut, cacao nibs, and Brazil nuts.

 

 

Coconut, Cacao, and Green Superfood Smoothie
Author: renewedlivinginc.com/recipes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw almond milk
  • 1 frozen organic banana
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon raw expeller-pressed coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia, hemp, or flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon Vitamineral Green or spirulina
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a high-speed blender until thoroughly combined. Do not over mix.

 

 

Tropical “Superfood” Smoothie
Author: renewedlivinginc.com/recipes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw coconut milk (or a little more to achieve desired consistency)
  • 1 frozen organic banana
  • ¼ cup papaya, cubed and frozen
  • ¼ cup mango, cubed and frozen
  • ¼ cup pineapple, cubed and frozen
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon goji berry powder
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen
  • Slice fruit of choice for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a high-speed blender. You may need to add more coconut milk to achieve a more liquid consistency.

 

Please use the comment section below to share your thoughts and ideas. We LOVE hearing from you!

In health and gratitude,

Elaine & Nevin

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By | 2017-06-19T10:26:22+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Drinks|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. martin March 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Really nice recipe you have posted, this one looks so nice. I am a novice, how easy would you say this is to make?

    • Rliving March 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      Hi Martin, Perfect way to get started is with something like smoothies. They are very easy. Be creative with what you enjoy and be sure to let us know how things go. Keep up the great journey!

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